Brett William Schultz (b. Chicago, 1978) is a cultural entrepreneur and community builder, based in Mexico City.
Schultz is co-founder and creative director of Material, a mission-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary art in Mexico. Its principal activities include the international contemporary art fair, Feria Material; its nationally-focused sister fair, Estación Material; and Proyectos, a two-year incubator program for emerging arts organizations in Mexico.
Other projects have included BWSMX, an office for collaborative activities in contemporary art; Ruberta, a shared exhibition space in Los Angeles, co-organized with Galería Agustina Ferreyra (San Juan), Lodos (Mexico City), Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala City) and CARNE (Bogota) during 2017 and 2018; and Yautepec, a contemporary art gallery he co-directed in Mexico City, from 2008 to 2017.
Schultz received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2000; in 2005, he received a Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
His work has appeared across a wide variety of international publications, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, Monocle, The Paris Review, Artforum, Frieze, Mousse, Art Review, ARTnews, Artnet News, The Art Newspaper, Art+Auction, L’Officiel, and Flash Art, among others.
Schultz has lived in Mexico City since 2007. He can be reached at [first name].[middle initial].[last name]@gmail.com.